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A short meditation on white privilege.

Setting everything else aside for another moment, #Kavanaugh's testimony is a virtually perfect illustration of how ugly it looks to ignore your white privilege.

In dodging Sen. Whitehouse's questions about the 'Ralph Club,' Kavanaugh boasted about getting into Yale, and then Yale Law School. "Worked my tail off," he said.

Later, he said, "I got into Yale Law School. That’s the number one law school in the country. I had no connections there. I got there by busting my tail in college."

Surely he did.

But not for a moment did Kavanaugh recognize what put his tail in a position to be busted – that his parents, apparently people of means, were able to send him to Georgetown Prep and give every advantage he needed to get ahead.

You're not required to reject the privilege you are born with or are given in this life. You're not forbidden from using the advantages you have. But to be a good person, you really *do* have to acknowledge that your privilege and your advantages exist.

You can't just walk around saying that all this happened because I "worked my tail off."

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